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  • Legals

    Jun 27, 2013

    WHITMAN COUNTY ELECTIONS NOTICE OF VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES FOR THE August 6, 2013 Special Election NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, in order to vote in the August 6, 2013 Special Election, a person who is already registered to vote in Washington may update their registration no later than July 8, 2013. A registered voter who fails to transfer their residential address by this deadline may vote according to their previous registration address. If a person is not registered to vote in Washington they must submit a registration application in... Full story

  • Etctera

    Jun 27, 2013

    Creativity series at Dahmen barn to mark 7th year Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown will offer the seventh annual series of creativity sessions for youngsters from 6 to 12. Beginning July 11 and continuing for six consecutive Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3:45. With support from a US Bancorp Foundation grant, the cost per afternoon will be $12, down from $20 in the past. Registrations must be made by the end of the day Sunday preceding each class. Topics and instructors for each afternoon are as follows: July 11: String Painting Art...

  • Gfeller graduates at Naval academy

    Jun 27, 2013

    Nick W. Gfeller, son of Lori A. and Stanley E. Gfeller, was among 1,047 cadets to graduate from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He was commissioned to his current rank of ensign. The Gfeller family attended the commencement May 24. A member of the 2009 class of Colfax High School, Gfeller completed a four-year, total-immersion program where a strong, balanced academic program focused on the educational needs of the Navy and Marine Corps is superimposed on a strict, professional military training environment emphasizing the...

  • Scout leaders earn Wood Badge

    Jun 27, 2013

    Thirteen Boy Scout leaders from the Chief Kamiakin District attended Wood Badge staff training at Camp Cowles on Diamond Lake. Eight were trainees. In front, from the left are Norman Pendegraft, Troop 344; Robin Nimmer, Pack 325; Shelly Hanks, Troop 344; Ken Segota, Troop 344, and Tom Bitterwolf, Troop 344. In back are Mike Heston, Chief Kamiakin District Chairman; Andrew Domras, Pack 325; Ron Richard, Troop 344; Jason Croson, Pack 325; Tanya Flathers, Pack 419; Chris Volk, Pack 415; Benjamin... Full story

  • Good old days

    Jun 27, 2013

    8 years ago June 29, 1888 An accident befell the Pomeroy stage on Tuesday. While descending the Almota hill, the vehicle overturned throwing the driver and passengers out. The latter was J.H. Morgan, territorial Superintendent of Public Instruction and Prof. Follansbee of Olympia. Mr. Morgan received a broken foot; the other escaped any serious injury. The tap of the fire bell at five o’clock Monday evening occasioned quite an excitement on the streets for a few minutes. The fire boys had the engine out and steam up before it was d... Full story

  • Library Lego winners

    Jun 27, 2013

    Whitman County Library conducted a Lego competition as part of the Dig Into Reading summer literacy program at the Colfax Library. Each entrant received a goody prize and the top projects won a certificate from Westside Pizza. Age category winners were Darin Repp, kindergarten through fourth grade; Brandon Lustig, fourth through sixth grade, and Aaron Rezentes, seventh through high school....

  • County library calendar

    Jun 27, 2013

    Thursday, June 27 LaCrosse – 10:30 a.m. – Learn how the honey guide bird and the honey badger work as a team when in search for honey. Rosalia – 1 p.m. – Create willows out of cotton swabs and tree branches. Colfax – 6 p.m. – Free yoga lcass from Dawn Bennett of Studio Bliss. Friday, June 28 Uniontown – 10:30 a.m. – Discover Earth’s underground hidden treasures. Saturday, June 29 Albion – 2 p.m. – Children are invited to dig into the past. Monday, July 1 Colton – 10:30 a.m. – Make your very own fossil to take home. St. John – 11:30 a.m. – L... Full story

  • Hospital highlights

    Jun 27, 2013

    Whitman Hospital and Medical Center offers several services that can help people with the resolve to improve their physical health. The SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) program was developed based on findings of The Senior Falls Prevention Study which found that exercise classes for seniors should include strength and balance training. The study also showed that regular physical activity helps prevent and manage chronic diseases as well as preventing falls. The goals of the class are to improve strength and balance and decrease the...

  • Tractors in the park

    Jun 27, 2013

    TJ and Gordon Tassell III and Blaze Oles give a thumbs up as they sit in the back hoe cab June 20 at a library “Dig Into Reading” session at Eells Park in Colfax. The City of Colfax and Jones Truck and Implement supplied the tractors for the event. Each child gained a yellow construction hat and sidewalk chalk to draw tractor pictures. The Summer Reading program was sponsored by the Friends of Whitman County Library....

  • Obituaries

    Jun 27, 2013

    For Obituaries, please see the Weekly Pages section for 6/27/2013, page B4.... Full story

  • LaCrosse parade honors Tigercats sports winners

    Sally Ousley, Gazette Reporter|Jun 27, 2013

    Grand marshals for this year’s LaCrosse Farmers’ Festival parade included the LaCrosse High School basketball team who placed third in the state. They are Alex Fleming, Austin Summers, Brandon Bennett, Bo Rice, Chance Rice, Darcy Stamper, Graham BeDell, Jared Stark, Jed Zimmer, Joey Guske, Julio Dominquez, Justin Wargo, Matt Stubbs, Sam Harder and Riley Roberts. Coaches are Mike Jones and Tim Stamper. Darcy Stamper also was honored for being the state champion in the high jump in Cheney. He cleared the bar at six feet, six inches and set a scho... Full story

  • Air Force graduate

    Jun 27, 2013

    Jacob K. Ibsen, son of Marlene Ibsen of Pullman, graduated from Air Force basic military training at Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2005 graduate of Pullman High School....

  • Brownells to mark 50th

    Jun 27, 2013

    Bill and Ginny Brownell, former long-time Colfax residents who have resided at Harrison, Idaho, for the past 10 years, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 30, at 1 p.m. at the Harrison City Park. The event will be hosted by their children John Birr of Colfax, Dan Brownell of Post Falls, Debbie Job of Coeur d’Alene, Debbie Hall of St. Maries, Idaho, Jim Birr of Colfax and Jeanette Britton of Harrison. They have seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. They were m...

  • Menus

    Jun 27, 2013

    COUNCIL ON AGING SENIOR PROGRAM MENU Colfax-Plymouth Congregational Church: Wednesday — BBQ Chicken, au gratin potatoes, corn, green salad, wheat bread, birthday dessert, milk, coffee or tea. Rosalia-Methodist Church: Tuesday — BBQ beef on a bun, pasta salad, green salad, birthday dessert, milk, coffee or tea. Palouse-Palouse Community Center: Wednesday BBQ Chicken, au gratin potatoes, corn, green salad, wheat bread, birthday dessert, milk, coffee or tea. Pullman-Pullman Senior Center: Monday — Spaghetti w/meat sauce, green beans, lettu...

  • My favorite recipes

    Jun 27, 2013

    Kimberly DeHart has had a busy week taking care of her grandchildren, Jenna, 9, and Anthony, 18 months, while their parents, Jessica and Ramon Lamas, vacation in Puerta Vallarta. Jenna enjoys computer games and the library, and Anthony is a great fan of “Family Feud.” A resident of Colfax since 2004, she has worked for McGregor’s for more than five years. At the McGregor Company, Kimberly is a bookkeeper in charge of the company inventory. July marks three years for Kimberly as coord...

  • Parking restrictions

    Angel Colyar, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 27, 2013

    St. John There is no parking for the next two weeks in front of the St. John Post Office. The city decided to extend the Park Street project to the front of the post office. There is parking across the street and walk-in access is as normal. Christian Life Assembly June 28 will host a barbecue and the music of Kate Feldkeller and Hillary Waston. They will play folk, bluegrass and gospel. Dinner starts at 5 and entertainment at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be taken.... Full story

  • Heatons visit San Diego

    Karen Broeckel, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 27, 2013

    Dusty Blake and Carmen Heaton spent several days in San Diego where they met their son Christopher, Erica, Miss Blayke, Justus and Erica’s mother, Vivian. Justus was there to play in a football tournament. They spent one day at the San Diego zoo and another at the beach. Country Bible Church will hold a family picnic at the LaCrosse Park following morning worship services Sunday, June 30. All are welcome to attend. Weekend guests at The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast were Tim and Shannon Rust and family from Echo, Ore. They were here to attend t...

  • Ten lead roll for G-P HS term

    Jun 27, 2013

    Ten students who earned all-A grades to top the honor roll for the last term at Garfield/Palouse High School were Hannah Neibergs, Zach Reiber and Cassie Thompson, seniors; Chandler Pfaff, junior; Libby Akin, Jacob Arlt, Gabe Cocking, Rachel Nelson and Hunter Woltering, sophomores, and Rafferty Shelton, freshman. High honors students with grade average of 3.5 to 3.99 included Cortney Fleener, Holly Leendertsen, Wyatt Mitchell, Ryan Pennington and Sarah Wilson, seniors; Adrian Green, Ariel Hoffman, Sammi Johnson, Kevin Knauff, Jesse Lopez,...

  • Dogs in the Park start set

    Anne Lowe, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 27, 2013

    Endicott Endicott Community Bible Church will host “Dogs in the Park” (hot dogs and drink) at the Endicott Park on Margin Street from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every other Wednesday: July 3, 17, 31, August 14 and 28. You can bring harvested veggies to give away. A movie will start at 6:30 p.m. Money donations are being accepted to pay for the fire works at the end of the Endicott Fourth of July celebration. Music, ice cream and kids parade are planned. Trinity Lutheran Church Elizabeth Circle will meet July 2. They will work on sewing projects. Con...

  • Local horse club 4Hers learn training skills at Hooper

    Jess McGregor, Gazette Correspondent|Jun 27, 2013

    Hooper Hooper Crossing and Keith and Carla Danielson hosted the Lacrosse All Purpose 4H club horse members June 13 for a lesson on starting colts. They also learned about the Cowboy Challenge competitions which Keith enters. The group then traveled to meet other area horse trainers as well. McGregor Land and Livestock hosted an appreciation dinner for employees Friday June 21. A steak dinner was catered and a singing quartet from Pomeroy entertained. McGregor Land and Livestock employees and...

  • Colfax pays off Glenwood loan

    Jun 27, 2013

    A final chapter in the Colfax Glenwood well saga was marked last week when City Treasurer Mark Clinton reported the city had paid off a loan for the purchase of the well property. The artesian wells at Glenwood are the source of approximately 60 percent of the Colfax city water supply. The city borrowed $71,250 from the state Public Works Board fund to finance payments on the purchase of the Glenwood well site. The city made four payments of $17,812 to pay off the loan for the purchase. Colfax purchased the wells from the estate of Dorothy...

  • On the record

    Jun 27, 2013

    Real estate transactions Richard T. Pasma, Bainbridge, Wash., to Carl Unfred, Spokane, house on NE Illinois Street in Pullman, $158,000, June 18. George Cotterill, Oakesdale, to James A and Kayla D. Rambo, Oakesdale, house on Trestle Creek Road in Oakesdale, $275,000, June 18. Theodore D. and Raylene A. Wagner, Warden, to Eriberto F. Aguilar, Pullman, house on NW Larry Street in Pullman, $195,000, June 19. Pullman Development Group, LLC, Genesee, to Keith S. and L. Paige Wieser, Pullman, lot on NW Valley View Drive in Pullman, $52,500, June...

  • Don Brunell

    Jun 27, 2013

    The newspaper Politico reports that dozens of members of Congress and their staffers are so worried about rising premium costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that they may quit or retire before the law fully goes into effect Jan. 1. Currently, members of Congress and their staff are covered by the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, which provides generous benefits, including a 75 percent taxpayer subsidy of health care premiums. But an amendment to the ACA or ”Obamacare,” sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, requires that, beg... Full story

  • Rich Lowry

    Jun 27, 2013

    If only all congressional committees were so inspired. The committee charged with putting to paper the reasons the Continental Congress had resolved to declare independence from Britain turned to Thomas Jefferson to do its drafting. If the reasons for that choice weren’t particularly profound — Jefferson’s talents as a writer were widely recognized, and no one thought the declaration as important as other pressing revolutionary business — its consequences assuredly were. Jefferson’s work of a few days was for the ages. John Adams had handed the...

  • Gordon Forgey

    Jun 27, 2013

    The entire nation has been in a strangle hold while the two political parties fight over government spending. Deals have been made and broken because of the intransigence of both sides. One will not accept more spending. The other will not accept more cuts. Then, along comes the debate over immigration reform. A compromise bill is in the works and will likely pass a vote in the Senate. Few can predict what will happen in the House. The bill would authorize spending billions over the next ten years to build up the country’s border security. T... Full story

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